Before and after school care boost
Member for Port Macquarie, Leslie Williams today announced more local families will be able to access before and after school care thanks to a $30,000 grant from the NSW Government.
St Columba Anglican School has been awarded the funding to assist the out of school hours care program which provides for students from a number of local schools.
Mrs Williams congratulated the school on securing the grant from the Before and After School Care Fund, a $20 million NSW Government initiative designed to create more places in out of school hours care programs across the State.
“This funding is great news for busy families who need the extra flexibility that before and after school care provides including care during school holidays,” Mrs Williams said.
“The money is being used to improve existing facilities for the centre which is used by around 160 students each week.”
“This program is open to all schools in NSW that would like to establish or expand an out of school hours care program,” Mrs Williams said.
“Local councils that have unmet demand for before and after school care are also eligible to apply with grants of up to $30,000 available to help with costs such as fit-outs, tendering or equipment.
“Through this grant program, the NSW Government is helping young families to access the support they need,” Mrs Williams said.
For more information on the Before and After School Care Fund, visit the Department of Education website at www.dec.nsw.gov.au/our-services/children-and-youth/out-of-hours-school-care-grant.